VIDEO: David Freese lead-off home run with a 3-2 count at Game 6 World Series, and players ripping off his white Cardinals No. 23 home jersey after the game-winning homer.
David Freese homer ends the four-hour, 33-minute World Series Game 6 with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th. Final score Cardinals 10, Rangers 9.
Freese was offered a baseball scholarship to play college baseball for the Missouri Tigers baseball team; but during his senior season at Lafayette High School, he decided to quit baseball. He felt burned out on the sport and opted not to take a baseball scholarship, and enrolled at the University of Missouri, where he studied computer science.
In his first playoff series, Freese drove in four runs against the Phillies in Game 4 to force a fifth game. In the 2011 National League Championship Series (NLCS), Freese had a .545 batting average, hit 3 home runs, drove in 9 runs, and scored 7 runs. Freese was honored in 2011 as the NLCS Most Valuable Player.
The Cardinals and Rangers proceeded to a World Series final Game Seven after Freese hit a game winning lead-off home-run in Game Six of the World Series.
Game 7 will be played at 7:05 ET/8:05CT Friday, October 28, 2011.
David Freese St. Louis Cardinals Home Jersey (White).